# Match Game

Match Game was a game show that ran from 1962-1999.

## Contestant Competition

First the challenging contestant would pick a question, A or B. Host Gene Rayburn would read it to the contestant. Then the contestant and the six celebrities would write their answer to the question on a piece of paper. Then after the contestant and the celebrities got done with their answer, Gene would ask for the contestant's answer. They would tell it to him. Then he would ask the celebrities for their answers. If the contestant's and a celebrity's answer are the same the contestant would get a point, and a green triangle would light up.

Then the defending contestant would take the remaining question. Then the process was the same as above, except red circles lit up. Whoever had the most points at after two rounds of the above procedures would win \$100 and go on to the Big Money Super Match.

## Big Money Super Match

### Audience Match

Before the game show, the audience would be surveyed. Their top 3 answers to the question (e.g. Road ___) would be worth (3rd most popular) \$100, (2nd most popular) \$250, and (most popular) \$500. The contestant would pick 3 celebrities to give them answers they thought would be under the \$500 slot. Then the contestant would choose one of those answers or make up their own. The answers were revealed one at a time.